This position provides advanced mechanical and technical expertise in the Plant Maintenance group. This group is responsible for the maintenance of all mechanical components, equipment and systems in very complex steam and electric generating facilities to ensure they operate safely and reliably. This position is a technical expert on steam turbines, circulating fluidized bed and gas/oil package boilers, boiler auxiliary equipment and balance of plant equipment and systems. This position will assign work orders/assignments. Additionally, it provides leadership, guidance and/or instruction in plant maintenance, correct troubleshooting, analysis, repairs and both preventative and predictive maintenance practices. This position will obtain the necessary resources to carry out the construction, maintenance and repair of the boilers, balance of plant and boiler auxiliary equipment and systems. Selected candidate must be able to demonstrate the methods, practices, tools and materials used in both performance of general and complex maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery.
This position is designated as an Emergency Duty position. As such, this position must report to work during periods of adverse weather or other University emergency to include public health emergencies.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and four years of experience in applicable Utility operations, of which one year is supervisory; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).
KNOWLEDGE – TECHNICAL: Technical knowledge and skill in a specific technical area(s) and ability to keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these. Ability to perform and oversee a variety of recurring and related tasks using procedures and processes that are readily understood and are associated with less complex components, equipment and systems. Ability to oversee troubleshooting, calibrating, maintaining, repair, and/or operation of less complex mechanical and electrical components, equipment and systems.
PLANNINGANDORGANIZINGWORK: Ability to develop plans to accomplish work operations and objectives; ability to arrange and assign work to use resources efficiently. Ability to perform advanced planning of a strategic nature to develop plans, organizational structures, and systems to fulfill legislative or mission driven organizational goals. Ability to set daily objectives for work unit based on established priorities and time frames. Ability to recognize and request equipment and/or materials that are needed to do the job.
COMMUNICATION: Ability to communicate information to individuals or groups; ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to clearly and concisely convey written information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others. Ability to give verbal instructions in a clear manner; ability to listen to others; ability to ensure that information gets to the right person within agreed upon time frames.
CLIENT/CUSTOMERSERVICE: Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients (those who buy goods and services and for whom formal professional services are rendered) or customers (those who consume goods and services) by listening to the client/customer and understanding and responding to identified needs. Ability to respond to customer needs within established parameters; ability to provide prompt, attentive service; ability to listen carefully and check for understanding of customer needs; ability to demonstrate courteous actions and follow the organization's established protocol for customer service.
LEADINGWORKTEAMS: Ability to establish expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives of on-going work for a group of employees. Ability to motivate and engage employees through effective communication. Ability to listen to and consider the ideas of team members; ability to share relevant or important information with the team; ability to develop skills or knowledge; ability to monitor and provide feedback on employee's progress; ability to look for opportunities for employees to put new knowledge, understanding, or skill to practical use on the job.
HUMANRESOURCEMANAGEMENT: Ability to observe and assess work; ability to provide feedback; may require ability to provide technical supervision; ability to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees. Ability to contribute to the interview process; ability to orient new or recently promoted staff to work of unit, related policies and procedures, including safety and health; ability to provide specific ongoing feedback to employees on their performance or competency progress; ability to develop staff through on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring. Ability to monitor and encourage employee career development.
SAFETYANDHEALTHMANAGEMENT: Ability to establish a culture of safety for employees and ensure that work processes are free from safety and health hazards, that employees are properly trained, and that programs are in place to ensure safety. Ability to understand existing, and determine applicable, safety and health procedures and ensure their proper application for work processes. Ability to develop in-house safety rules primarily directed towards employee safety awareness. Ability to train subordinates in proper safety methods.
Must be able to demonstrate the methods, practices, tools and materials used in both performance of general and complex maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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